Collaboration between standards

Using sustainability certification to improve mining standards

A recent study finds that sustainability standards can add value to the mining and minerals sector.

ISEAL members selected as part of top 200 in MacArthur competition

Last summer we took on a moonshoot - to apply for and win the MacArthur '100&Change' competition that would select one group to win USD 100 million. While we are not among the finalists, ISEAL is part of the 'Top 200' that MacArthur is promoting to other funders in a special database and map.

Forest Stewardship Council and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance collaboration

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) have formed a collaboration to increase consistency and meet the needs of their stakeholders.

Accreditation bodies call on ethical consumers to look ‘beyond the badge’

Social Enterprise Mark CIC has partnered with several well-respected standard setting and accreditation bodies to encourage consumers to challenge ethical labels and sustainability claims that are used by brands they buy from.

Responsible Jewellery Council and Alliance for Responsible Mining working together to reduce the burden of audits

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) will harmonise their assurance systems where possible and pilot combined Fairmined and chain of custody audits to reduce audit burden.

Field to Market and SAI Platform Announce Equivalency Agreement for U.S. Commodity Farmers Utilizing the Fieldprint® Platform

A host of leading food and beverage companies will have an opportunity to streamline their agricultural supply chain data collection and sustainability assessment efforts through a collaboration between Field to Market and SAI Platform

Eight Certifications Sign Agreement to Drive Pesticide Reduction

ISEAL has seen eight of its full members sign a historic agreement to work together to reduce the use of pesticides. The agreement also sets out a consistent plan to move towards eliminating highly hazardous pesticides, finding alternatives, and creating common tools for producers to use.

RA-Cert announces new collaboration with UTZ

A new collaboration between ISEAL members Rainforest Alliance and UTZ will streamline audits and increase efficiency.

4C Association and Fairtrade announce benchmarking agreement

A new bencharking agreement between Fairtrade and the 4C association is set to benefit coffee farmers.

Next Generation Sustainability Standards Comparison Tool

As the work on the Sustainability Standards Comparison Tool continues to evolve, GIZ has proposed a revision that reduces the number of data fields. ISEAL's Patrick Mallet provides the latest update on the tool and urges the ISEAL community to submit comments on the proposed new criteria before the 31 July deadline.
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